karen frances

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Industry Arts
Occupation Living artfully
Location Bellingham, WA
Introduction Secrets of light and of dark. Manifestations of natural phenomena. Digital images of nebulae. Ancestral stories and myths. Dialogues of spiritual quests. Universal archetypes. Textural Components. And the concept of Wabi-Sabi. All influence the lyrical abstract projections of my truth. Early in the painting process, a metaphor arises, providing the foundation that supports the piece until compositional integrity is achieved. In addition to acrylic paint and mediums, I often use metallics and interference to push the drama of light and dark further, and random objects find their way into the composition to push the story further.
Interests Living my truth and passion. Discovering our innate healing powers through a study of Quantum Touch and Pranic Healing. And still learning how to be a good parent, friend, colleague, student, teacher, crone...
Favorite Books I am currently reading _Meeting the Madwoman_ by Linda Schierse Leonard. A dream led me to this book. More about this later as it will naturally be another component of my artmaking.